Duke Snider Baseball Cards Value

by admin on March 11, 2011

Collecting Duke Snider baseball cards is a great way to boost a collection’s value. An autographed 1993 Ted Williams Duke Snider baseball card with a PSA grade and autographed 1983 Donruss HOF Heroes Card with a PSA grade sell for about $50. Autographed Duke Snider baseball cards have been rising in value since his recent death. In many cases his autograph cards have more than doubled in value.

Nicknamed “Duke” by his father at age 5, Donald Snider was also called “Duke of Flatbush” and “Silver Fox”. Scouted in high school, he was drafted in 1944 by the IL Montreal Royals but quit after joining the military in 1945. Once out, he played in the minors until 1947 and then tried out for the New York Dodgers in 1948 but not making the cut, he played for Montreal until the Dodgers called him to the big league that same year. In 1949, he had 23 home runs and 92 RBIs, helping the Dodgers win the World Series. By 1951, his batting average dropped to .277 from .321 and the NL pennant, leading him to ask for a trade that was denied. Soon, his hitting improved, leading to a 1955 and 1959 World Series victory for the Dodgers. In 1955, he should have received the MVP award but a mistake left his name off the ballot. However, he won the Sporting News’ NL Player of the Year Award and Sid Mercer Award. Although his numbers dropped once the Dodgers moved to LA and knee problems developed, he rebounded but after moving to the NY Mets in 1962 and then the San Francisco Giants in 1963, he finally retired in 1964 but in 1980, he was inducted into the NL Baseball Hall of Fame.

The best baseball card to buy is the Duke Snider rookie card. This is also his most valuable card and is very hard to find in premium condition. Here is a list we have compiled of some of the best Duke Snider baseball cards of all-time.

Best Duke Snider Baseball Cards of All-Time
1949 Bowman #226 Duke Snider rookie card
1950 Bowman #77 Duke Snider baseball card
1951 Bowman #32 Duke Snider baseball card
1951 Topps Red Backs #38 Duke Snider baseball card
1952 Bowman #116 Duke Snider baseball card
1952 Red Man #NL21 Duke Snider baseball card
1952 Topps #37 Duke Snider baseball card
1953 Bowman Color #117 Duke Snider baseball card
1953 Red Man #NL14 Duke Snider baseball card
1954 Bowman #170 Duke Snider baseball card
1954 Dan-Dee #24 Duke Snider baseball card
1954 Red Heart #29 Duke Snider baseball card
1954 Red Man #NL16 Duke Snider baseball card
1954 Topps #32 Duke Snider baseball card
1955 Red Man #NL19 Duke Snider baseball card
1955 Topps #210 Duke Snider baseball card
1956 Topps #150 Duke Snider baseball card

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